Lunar architecture: small step for 3D printers, giant leap for humankind (University of New South Wales)

University of New South Wales: Lunar architecture: small step for 3D printers, giant leap for humankind. “3D printing has come a long way in very a short time, with products including furniture, food and even bones being manufactured by the technology. But a team from UNSW are planning to push the boundaries of 3D printing even further with a proposal that is out of this world. UNSW Computational Design wants to use a 3D printer to build a house. But not just an ordinary house in the suburbs – one that is 385,000km away from Earth.”

The Verge: How to print a document when you don’t own a printer

The Verge: How to print a document when you don’t own a printer. “It can be difficult to figure out what to do when you’re asked to provide a hard copy of a document but don’t have access to a printer at home. While it used to be a safe bet that everyone had a printer at home, that’s no longer the case — but if you don’t have one, odds are that at some point, you’ll come across someone who hasn’t gotten the memo and insists on a hard copy. If you’ve found yourself in this situation, you’ve got options. To help, I’ve researched the various methods you can use to get a document from your computer to whoever needs it and have come up with a few tips and considerations for printing without your own printer.” One more option if you’re in a hurry: if your document is […]

The Register: Microsoft admits to yet more printing problems in Windows as back-at-the-office folks asked for admin credentials

The Register: Microsoft admits to yet more printing problems in Windows as back-at-the-office folks asked for admin credentials. “Microsoft’s brand new operating system, Windows 11, appears to be just as iffy when it comes to printing as its predecessors. The latest problem turned up in the Windows Release Health dashboard last week and warned that a prompt for administration credentials might pop up when the print server and client are in different time zones.”

Microsoft Warns: Another Unpatched PrintNightmare Zero-Day (ThreatPost)

ThreatPost: Microsoft Warns: Another Unpatched PrintNightmare Zero-Day. “One day after dropping its scheduled August Patch Tuesday update, Microsoft issued a warning about yet another unpatched privilege escalation/remote code-execution (RCE) vulnerability in the Windows Print Spooler. The zero-day bug, tracked as CVE-2021-36958, carries a CVSS vulnerability-severity scale rating of 7.3, meaning that it’s rated as ‘important.’”

The Register: Paperless office? 2.8 trillion pages printed in 2020, down by 14% or 450 billion sheets

The Register: Paperless office? 2.8 trillion pages printed in 2020, down by 14% or 450 billion sheets . “Around 450 billion fewer pages were printed from home and office devices in 2020 as COVID-19 disrupted the world of work. The direction of travel has been obvious in recent times: people were printing less even before the pandemic took hold, but the decline was sharper last year as volumes plunged 14 per cent on 2019 levels to a total of 2.8 trillion pages, according to IDC.”

BetaNews: Microsoft releases KB5005392 and KB5005394 emergency patches for Windows printer and scanner problems

BetaNews: Microsoft releases KB5005392 and KB5005394 emergency patches for Windows printer and scanner problems. “There have been a spate of problems with printing in Windows recently, including issues introduced by updates from Microsoft. The most recent problems came for people who installed updates released this Patch Tuesday. Some found they were unable to print or scan after installing the updates, and now Microsoft has released a couple of out-of-band patches — KB5005394 for Windows 10 and KB5005392 for Windows 7.”

You’ll want to shut down the Windows Print Spooler service (yes, again): Another privilege escalation bug found (The Register)

The Register: You’ll want to shut down the Windows Print Spooler service (yes, again): Another privilege escalation bug found. “Microsoft has shared guidance revealing yet another vulnerability connected to its Windows Print Spooler service, saying it is ‘developing a security update.’ The latest Print Spooler service vuln has been assigned CVE-2021-34481, and can be exploited to elevate privilege to SYSTEM level via file operations.”

BetaNews: 0patch comes to the rescue with free micropatches for Windows PrintNightmare vulnerability

BetaNews: 0patch comes to the rescue with free micropatches for Windows PrintNightmare vulnerability. “While Microsoft has acknowledged that there is a security flaw in Windows Print Spooler that could lead to remotely compromised systems, the company has only offered workarounds rather than a patch. And so 0patch — no stranger to helping out in such situations — has stepped up to the plate and issued free micropatches of its own.”

BetaNews: Windows 10 update farce continues as Microsoft pulls the plug on problematic printing patch

BetaNews: Windows 10 update farce continues as Microsoft pulls the plug on problematic printing patch. “Over the last week or so, we have reported about printing problems that followed the release of March’s updates, and the subsequent string of patches that not only failed to fix things but, in many cases, actually made things worse. Now the fubar’d fix has been deemed so problematic that Microsoft has taken the decision to pull it.”

BetaNews: Microsoft admits Windows 10 updates are causing even more printer problems than first thought

BetaNews: Microsoft admits Windows 10 updates are causing even more printer problems than first thought. “Following reports that a recent update to Windows 10 was causing blue screens as well as problems with printing, Microsoft issued a new series of updates to address the issues. But it seems that the problems caused by this month’s Patch Tuesday updates are actually worse than first thought.”

BetaNews: Microsoft reveals workaround for Windows 10 printing problems and blue screen issues

BetaNews: Microsoft reveals workaround for Windows 10 printing problems and blue screen issues. “This Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released cumulative updates for Windows 10 and there were numerous complaints about problems with printing after installing them. Users with various brands of printer found that printing failed as they experienced APC_INDEX_MISMATCH errors and blue screens. A few days ago, Microsoft confirmed that it was aware of the issue and was investigating; now the company has come up with a workaround.”